An ancient country in what is now northern Iraq. From the early part of the 2nd millennium bc Assyria was the centre of a succession of empires; it was at its peak in the 8th and late 7th centuries bc, when its rule stretched from the Persian Gulf to Egypt. It fell in 612 bc to a coalition of Medes and Babylonians.
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